Golders Green Jewish Cemetery

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Coordinates: 51°34′38″N 000°11′37″W / 51.57722°N 0.19361°W / 51.57722; -0.19361 (Jewish Cemetery)

Golders Green Old Cemetery (Hoop Lane Jewish Cemetery)
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The Jewish cemetery in Hoop Lane
Details
Established 1895 (1895)
Location Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet
Country England
Owned by West London Synagogue

The Golders Green Jewish Cemetery, also known as Hoop Lane Jewish Cemetery, is a Jewish cemetery in London. It is maintained by the Joint Burial Committee (JBC) on behalf of the West London Synagogue and the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregation.

Location[edit]

The cemetery is located on Hoop Lane, in Golders Green in the London Borough of Barnet, across the street from the Golders Green Crematorium. Just inside the gates is a small building, with two halls for burial services, and a drinking fountain.

History[edit]

The cemetery was opened in 1895. The cemetery is divided into two parts. On the West Side, used by West London Synagogue, the graves are marked with an upright stone. The East Side, used by the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation,[1] is organised in the form of traditional Sephardi cemetery (one of the few left in London); the gravestones are laid horizontally, as traditionally the burial ground was too unstable for an upright stone.

Notable burials[edit]

East Side[edit]

West Side[edit]

Gallery[edit]

War graves[edit]

The cemetery also contains the graves of 24 Commonwealth service personnel that are registered and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 10 from World War I and 14 from World War II.[2]

Transport[edit]

The cemetery is easily reached with public transport:

  • Bus: 82, 460, 210, all have stops nearby
  • Underground: Golders Green, which is a five-minute walk away from the cemetery

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